Founder and CEO, Outside Hub Inc.
David Farbman used to be in the real-estate business but now describes himself as more of “an Internet visionary.” Internet Enterprises
will focus on technology and how government can increase revenue so that Michigan can once again be a great flourishing state.
Effective Communication — Today and Always
I have been slacking in a big way at stepping up and blogging for DBusiness.com, but it has been a little hectic of late. I say that same thing every year right after Thanksgiving. The hunting season is almost over, and soon I will be an insanely attentive, intense leader once again, and tasks like pumping out a blog will be easier for me. In the fall, I am a hard core bow hunter and I kind of go a little off the grid other then trying to handle being CEO of our Internet business, which I admittedly do a fair job at best during the rut (period where breeding is occurring among white tailed deer). Even during the hunting season I believe that I “do not confuse activity with results,” so I try to run everything from my BlackBerry. I email directions to my team ...
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David Farbman on: Diverse Economic Ideas
I continually hear about the need for more alternative energy jobs from our politicians in Lansing. We could be a true energy capital in America someday, and it is exciting! While I both support and appreciate the potential upside to these government backed ventures and understand that they can be game changers, I think we also should pay close attention to some overlooked sectors. In my opinion, we need jobs, and we need them now! I propose that Michigan focus on two often overlooked business sectors — non-automotive industrial manufacturing of products that have been previously pushed overseas, and Internet start-ups with smart business plans and capable leaders. Heck, I feel so passionate about this; I’d sit on a committee to help guide ...
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David Farbman on: Streamlining Government
The other afternoon I was sitting in Bacco, a restaurant in Southfield, with my good friend Pete Davis. Nearby, we overheard a gentleman complaining that he had just been issued a ticket for doing 8 mph over the speed limit. At that moment I thought it didn’t make much sense. The man went on to say that he was going to fight it in court. The whole issue seemed like a waste of everyone’s time and money. There has to be a better way for the state to gain revenue from tickets in a quick fashion without having to compromise someone’s driving record for a minimal speeding violation. Plus, it clogs up time in the courts.
Later that night, while I was restlessly trying to sleep, it hit me like a ton of bricks: Why not let the police “make the ...
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